Jonas Braasch is an acoustician, musicologist, and sound artist. He is associate professor at the school of architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is the co-founder and director of the communication acoustics and aural architecture research laboratory (CA3RL) which is part of Rensselaer's graduate program in architectural acoustics.
His research interests span collaborative virtual reality systems, binaural hearing, auditory modeling, multimodal integration, sensory substitution devices, aural architecture, and creative processes in music improvisation. Braasch has (co-) authored more than 60 journal and conference papers and three monographs. He has received funding from the National Science Foundation, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, DFG (German Science Foundation), the European Research Council, New York State Council on the Arts, the Christopher and Dana Reeve and Craig H. Neilsen Foundations.
As a soprano saxophonist and sound artist, he has collaborated with Curtis Bahn, Chris Chafe, Michael Century, Mark Dresser, Pauline Oliveros, Doug van Nort, and Sarah Weaver — among others. In 2006, he was awarded with the Lothar-Cremer Prize, the highest recognition of the German Acoustical Society for young investigators.